15 Greek island beaches that belong on your bucket list for 2018
Vogue Australia shares the top 15 hotspots to visit if you’re heading to this renowned coastline in 2018.
1. Plaka, Agios Ioannis, Pelion
You don’t have to leave the mainland to see the best beaches on offer – this mainland treasure is at the south eastern part of Thessaly in central Greece.
2. Egremni, Lefkada
If paradise was a colour, it could be the striking light blue of the water at Egremni Beach on the island of Lefkada. Connected to the mainland by a causeway, Lefkada is one of the few Greek islands that is accessible by car.
3. Agia Anna, Amorgos
Agia Anna (Saint Anna) became the most famous beach in Amorgos after featuring in French director Luc Besson’s 1988 film The Big Blue.
Polyaigos Island is the largest uninhabited island in the Aegean. The name means ‘many goats’ and these are the only residents you’ll find here.
5. Seychelles, Ikaria
Ikaria’s most beautiful beach is accessible via a 20-minute hike, and its striking aquamarine water and white rock formations are well worth the effort.
6. Vrika, Antipaxos
This tiny island is the perfect little paradise for those seeking seclusion and relaxation.
7. Myrtos, Kefalonia
Consistently voted as one of the best beaches in Greece, you’ll want to spend an entire day on this beautiful stretch of sand. Myrtos lies at the feet of two mountains, Agia Dynati and Kalon Oros, and is backed by steep limestone cliffs.
8. Vatera, Lesvos
Idyllic and unspoiled, Vatera is one of the longest beaches on the island. This is my local beach when I’m visiting family, and I have spent many memorable summers here.
9. Kleftiko, Milos
Accessible only by boat, Kleftiko is an old pirate’s hideout on the south-west of the island that is famous for its impressive rock formations.
10. Agios Sostis, Mykonos
The view from Kiki’s Tavern – where there’s no signage, reservations or telephone – makes this tiny taverna overlooking Agios Sostis Beach the place to be.
11. Livadaki, Folegandros
This pebbly beach is a favourite due to the area’s abundant marine life.
12. Porto Katsiki, Lefkada
The waters of Porto Katsiki are an incredible shade of iridescent blue thanks to its Ionian Sea locale.
13. Mouros, Amorgos
Amorgos has a wild and rugged beauty — to access the island’s beaches on foot means walking up and down rocky hills.
14. Galazio, Paxos
Access via boat, ‘Galazio’ in Greek means light blue, perfectly befitting for the magical colours of this secluded beach.
15. Mylopotamos, Pelion
Sitting on the side of the Aegean Sea, this white pebbled beach is another reason to stay on the mainland.